Royal Naval College - Greenwich :: Shared Description

Built for charitable public purpose the Old Royal Naval College was established by Royal Charter in 1694 for the relief and support of seamen and their dependants.

Sir Christopher Wren planned the site and during the first half of the eighteenth century various illustrious architects, such as Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart completed the design.

As the nineteenth century wore on, with peace established, numbers of Pensioners declined and the Hospital finally closed in 1869. Soon after this the Royal Naval College moved in heralding a new beginning for the site as a naval training centre for officers from around the world. In 1998 the Royal Navy departed for its new base at Shrivenham and responsibility for the College passed to the newly established Greenwich Foundation. LinkExternal link
by Paul Gillett
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TQ3877 : Colomns at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Royal Naval College - West gate lodge by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Old Brewery by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Royal Naval College - Queen Mary's Quarter by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Former Royal Naval College - Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Former Royal Naval College - Queen Mary's Quarter by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Courtyard in the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital by N Chadwick
TQ3878 : Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3878 : River front of The Royal Naval College Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Park Row entrance to the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Royal Naval College - King William's Quarter by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Gateway at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : View over Greenwich Naval College by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Royal Naval College by Paul Gillett
TQ3877 : Former Royal Naval College - King William's Quarter by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Royal Naval College - east gate and lodges. by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Royal Naval College - Queen Anne's Quarter by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Royal Naval College by Paul Gillett
TQ3877 : Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, looking toward Canary Wharf by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Dome above The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Former Royal Naval College - The Old Brewery by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Pepys building by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Royal Naval College by Paul Gillett
TQ3877 : Tunnel between Buildings at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER

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Created: Mon, 7 Jun 2010, Updated: Mon, 7 Jun 2010

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